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Mission: Employable

May 17, 2022

Sometimes business need support and that’s what the Employers’ Council of Iowa is all about.  We’re joined by ECI President Pamela Wright, who explains how companies can expand their network on the council and how it helps address company and community needs.


May 12, 2022

Hay! Farming is a backbone industry in Iowa’s economy, and we need new farmers more than ever. Scott Johnson, Executive Director of the Iowa Future Farmers of America Association, talks about how young Iowans are going to “bale” out the older generation when they decide to hang up their boots. We’ll also hear...


May 10, 2022

How do you go from serving your country to running your own business?  Our guests from Home Base Iowa, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and the North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) share how Veterans and their family members can navigate the new mission of running a business. Find out how...


May 3, 2022

Child care is one of the top needs for working parents and it can be difficult to find. In this episode, our guests from Child Care Resource and Referral of Southeast Iowa highlight resources that can help solve two key areas of Iowa’s child care needs: helping parents find affordable child care, and recruiting the...


Apr 26, 2022

Business leaders in Iowa are using work-based learning projects to recruit and train the next generation of talent from local schools. Iowa Association of Business and Industry Program Director Jessi McQuerrey explains how working with your educational partners can bring Iowa’s best and brightest to your doorstep.